Nonfiction

Nonfiction

The books in this collection will entertain as well as educate young readers who want to read about real-life events, historical figures and the natural world.

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I Have the Right to Culture

The third book in the award-winning I Have the Right series explores a child’s right to culture, including music, art, dance and much more.

I Have the Right to Save My Planet

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child comes this beautifully illustrated picture book about a child’s right to advocate for the environment they live in.

Kids of Kabul

What happened to Afghanistan's children after the fall of the Taliban in 2001? Deborah Ellis, author of The Breadwinner, went to Kabul to find out.

La Malinche

In the early 1500s, Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors defeated the great Aztec Empire with the help of a beautiful woman, La Malinche.

Lake: A See to Learn Book

Lake: A See to Learn Book, the second book in the See to Learn series, is designed to inspire scientific curiosity, appreciation of beauty and connection to the natural world, through gentle questions and vibrant illustrations.

Looks Like Daylight

Author Deborah Ellis travels across the continent, interviewing more than forty Native American kids and letting them tell their own stories.

My Story Starts Here

Deborah Ellis, activist and award-winning author of The Breadwinner, interviews young people involved in the criminal justice system.

Northwest Passage

A stunning pictorial representation of the search for the Northwest Passage as seen by painter Matt James, inspired by Stan Rogers’ iconic song.

Off to War

Deborah Ellis, author of the Breadwinner series, interviews the children of American and Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Oil

This Groundwork Guide explains the ascent of giant petroleum companies and how they seized control of oil fields and markets around the world.

Pornography

Pornography is a word fraught with controversy and blamed for many ills. This Groundwork Guide addresses the issue in a rational, analytical manner.

Red Land, Yellow River

The amazing, dramatic and painful autobiographical story of Ange Zhang as he came of age during the Cultural Revolution in China.